Things to Do

{This Weekend} Things to Do: Beavers, BBQ, and Bargains

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To the marathon runners who have prepared vigorously for this weekend, we wish you the very best! Aside from the big race this Sunday, here are a few things to do in Chicago this weekend. Most of them are on the other end of the health spectrum.

Things to do in Chicago this weekend

Beavers Donuts

Food Truck Rally

When: Friday, October 10th 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St

Why you may want to attend: “Ten food trucks will provide both lunchtime and after work dining options as well as a designated area for beer and wine for purchase from Goose Island Beer Co.” These aren’t your no name side of the road food trucks. Expect gourmet edibles and a variety of fares. Personally, I recommend anything from Beavers Coffee and Donuts. Their fresh donuts are melt in your mouth delicious.

More info: City of Chicago

Aside from the big race this Sunday, here are a few things to do in Chicago this weekend. Most of them are on the other end of the health spectrum.

Windy City BBQ Classic

When: Saturday, October 11th 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Soldier Field, South Lot 1410 Museum Campus Dr

Why you may want to attend: Boasting “no gas, no electricity, real BBQ” the Windy City BBQ Classic is a real smoker’s competition. 40 teams will compete; 40 judges will weigh in on whose ‘Q is the tastiest. Live blues will help add even more flavor to the fest.

More info: Windy City BBQ Classic

Things to do in Chicago this weekend

Penelope’s

The Wicker Park Collective Warehouse Sale

When: Saturday, October 11th – Sunday, October 12th 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave (near the Blue Line “Damen” Station)

Why you may want to attend: Why wouldn’t you?! Wicker Park is arguably the best boutique shopping neighborhood in Chicago. In an effort to clear out last season’s inventory, the shops have come together to host a huge warehouse sale this weekend. If you need more incentive, Chicagoings’ favorite AstroWifey will be there serving up frame worthy nail art. Oh, and there’ll be drinks.

More info: Wicker Park Collective

Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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